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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Author Spotlight: Amanda Meuwissen



AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT - AMANDA MEUWISSEN





Amanda Meuwissen is a bisexual and happily married 35-year-old geek. Primarily an M/M romance author with a focus on urban fantasy, she has a Bachelor of Arts in a personally designed Creative Writing major from St. Olaf College and is an avid consumer of fiction through film, prose, and video games. Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cat, Helga.



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BACKLIST TOUR


BOOK 1

It’s not easy being someone’s fairy tale.


Book Title: Coming Up for Air 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Tiferet Design

Length: 66736 words / 191 pages

Release Date: April 30, 2019

Genre/s: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Merman / Shifter / Crime / Mystery

Trope/s: not what he seems, thief with a heart of gold, friends to lovers, fated love

It is a standalone story.


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Blurb 

Leigh Hurley is making a name for himself among thieves and criminals, even if it isn’t the life he would’ve chosen. He shouldn’t have screwed over the Moretti brothers, though. It landed him in the river with weights on his feet. But somehow he’s escaped certain death. The last thing he remembers before waking on the riverbank is a beautiful face and a soft kiss.

Then, Tolomeo turns up naked at Leigh’s apartment.

Tolly comes from a race of killers—merfolk who drown humans for fun. But Tolly is different, and when he sees a human in trouble, he offers a kiss, granting the man the ability to breathe underwater… and himself the ability to walk on land, at least until the next full moon. The ancient laws state that if he is given a vow of love by the one he kissed, he will be able to keep his legs. If not, he will be put to death when he returns to the water.

But love is not something Leigh offers easily… and Tolly has a secret of his own.


Review

4 out of 5 fairies

Coming Up for Air will make your heart race. It's sort of like reading a fairy tale, if the main characters were both not completely innocent and sweet. There's plenty of moments when you'll hold your breath as Leigh and Tolly try to survive certain death at the hands of different enemies. Their love is potent but it isn't pages of story dominated by sex (which I appreciate in my romance), but that doesn't mean things don't get a bit steamy. Highly recommend if you're looking for a different kind of shifter!



BOOK 2

What’s the value of love?



Book Title: A Model Escort

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Bree Archer; Design by Paul Richmond

Length: 60686 words / 225 pages

Release Date: March 5, 2019

Genre/s: Contemporary Romance / Gay

Trope/s: shy protagonist, pretty woman, friends to lovers, abusive ex, 

male escort, May-December Romance

It is a standalone story.


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Blurb

Shy data scientist Owen Quinn is brilliant at predictive models but clueless at romance. Fortunately, a new career allows him to start over hundreds of miles from the ex he would rather forget. But the opportunity might go to waste since this isn’t the kind of problem he knows how to solve. The truth is, he’s terrible at making the first move and wishes a connection didn’t have to revolve around sex.

Cal Mercer works for the Nick of Time Escort Service. He’s picky about his clients and has never accepted a regular who is looking for companionship over sex—but can the right client change his mind? And can real feelings develop while money is changing hands? Owen and Cal might get to the root of their true feelings... if their pasts don’t interfere.



BOOK 3

Love is easy once you learn the steps. 



Book Title: Interpretive Hearts

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza

Length: 50692 words / 197 pages

Release Date: November 19, 2019

Genre/s: Contemporary Romance / Gay

Trope/s: friends to lovers, May-December Romance, living with disability, neighbors

It is a standalone story.


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Blurb

In the competitive world of dance, Teddy was a flawless performer and hardass choreographer who students feared and admired in equal measure. But hip surgery ended the glamour and drama, and now Teddy is recovering at his beach house, lost and listless.

Until he meets Finn, his neighbor, who is too perfect, gorgeous, and kind to exist—but very ill timed. In a seaside town as small as theirs, they can’t avoid each other, especially since Finn is also Teddy’s new physical therapist. But Teddy isn’t the man he used to be, and though Finn flirts shamelessly with him, Teddy can’t believe a has-been dancer is worthy of someone so young and full of life.

Finn’s sunny smile is also hiding heartache. Pursuing Teddy challenges both his professionalism and his self-preservation, but if he can convince Teddy to trust him, maybe they both can heal.



BOOK 4

Heroes aren’t born, they’re made – sometimes reluctantly.



Book Title: After Vertigo

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Tiferet Design

Length: 66422 words / 194 pages

Release Date: December 10, 2019

Genre/s: Gay / Paranormal Romance / Science Fiction / Urban Fantasy / Superheroes

Trope/s: frenemies to lovers, social awkward protagonist, 40-year-old virgin, 

antihero, save the world, thief with a heart of gold

It is a standalone story.


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Blurb

In a flash, the world changed. A solar flare—later dubbed Vertigo—activated the DNA of more than half the world’s people, granting them special abilities. Brilliant scientist Benjamin Krane might be Powerless, but his inventions are the only thing giving the police a fighting chance against super-powered evil. Ben doesn’t have much of a life beyond work, and when he gets wind of a robbery one evening, he decides to test his newest invention personally….

A thief, rogue, and shameless flirt, Grey Miller—aka the Streak—likes shiny things, but he doesn’t hurt people. When Ben catches him—and proposes they team up against the real bad guys—Grey doesn’t know whether it’s the offer or the man he can’t resist. But one thing’s for sure—they’re an ideal match in more ways than one.

With a psychotic supervillain’s catastrophic plan moving forward and everyone he cares about in danger, now might not be the best time for Ben to give in to Grey’s seduction, no matter how tempting. Grey is a man of secrets, and if Ben wants a future with him, he’ll have to learn to trust Grey—and himself.



BOOK 5

Heroes aren’t meant to act like their villains—or fall in love with them.



Book Title: Lovesick Gods

Publisher: Self

Cover Artist: Mario Hernandez, Design by Veronika Dolnikova

Length: 106609 words / 313 pages

Release Date: October 1, 2017

Genre/s: Bisexual / Urban Fantasy / Dark Romance / Superheroes

Trope/s: enemies to lovers, corrupted hero, redeemable villain, living with bipolar disorder, thief with a heart of gold

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. 


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Blurb

The elements touch everyone on Earth—Fire, Water, even Light—but every so often someone becomes more attuned to their elemental leaning and develops true power. When an evil Elemental known as Thanatos arrived in Olympus City, it saw the rise of its first hero—Zeus. But the death toll caused by defeating Thanatos changed Zeus, who by day is young detective Danny Grant.

It’s been six months since Thanatos terrorized the city at the start of Lovesick Gods. Danny should be used to his duty behind the mask, but the recent past haunts him. His girlfriend left him, he snaps at the barest provocation, his life feels empty—he needs an outlet, any outlet to pull him out of his depression.

Enter notorious thief Malcolm Cho, the Ice Elemental Prometheus. There was a time when Danny welcomed a fight with Cho, filled with colorful banter and casual flirtations that were a relief compared to Thanatos. Even as a criminal, Cho had recognized the threat Thanatos posed and promised to help Danny stop him, but the day Danny needed Cho, he never showed. Cho was the reason so many people died that day—including Danny’s mother.

Danny decides to teach the man a lesson and fan the fire of their attraction into something more. At worst, he’ll get some no-strings-attached sex out of the deal and finally blow off steam; at best, he’ll get Cho to fall in love with him and then break his heart to spite him.

Danny doesn’t expect to fall for Cho in the process, and he certainly can’t predict the much darker threat on the horizon.





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